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Editor in Chief and Publisher
I'm the editor in chief and the publisher of MIT Technology Review. That means I direct the editorial, platform development, and general business strategy of the company's digital and print publications, as well as our events.
Before joining MIT Technology Review in 2004, I was the editor in chief of a now-vanished biotechnology magazine I founded. Between 1996 and 2002, I was the editor of Red Herring magazine, which the Wall Street Journal called the "bible of the dot.com boom." I grew up on a farm in Northern California, where my mother raised game birds for the restaurants of San Francisco, but I was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University. Consequently, my accent wanders alarmingly.
Jason Pontin's Stories
Do social technologies make us less sincere?
Blogs as a Business Tool.
The penultimate day of Chris Anderson's African conference is pleasing.
The elite technology show mostly sparkles, but sometimes grates. That's fine.
The elite technology show has come to Africa. Africans are pleading for investment, which angers the Irish rock star.
Bill Joy, the inventor of Berkeley Unix, the founder of Sun Microsystems, and now a partner at Kleiner Perkins, that most blue-blooded of venture capital firms, is describing a taxonomy for the Internet. He calls it "the six Webs." I...
Michael Moritz, a general partner at Sequoia Capital, and one of the most famous venture capitalists in the world, is chatting with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, an anchor at CNBC, about the dynamism of China and India. He is smitten with the...
This morning I introduced Dr. Susan Hockfield, the President of MIT, who kindly said a few words to our audience, before introducing Ed Zander, this morning's keynote speaker, and the CEO of Motorola. Zander loves devices, and he is keen...
Every year, Technology Review hosts the Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT. I sometimes say: I would love ETC even if it were not our own. I love it for its unembarrassed geekiness, I love it for the celebrity and interest...